The Cinderella of Health Care

Why is mental health the Cinderella of medicine? Because it's often overlooked and neglected.

But technology actually has a potential to make significant contributions, especially in poorer countries where mental health workforces barely exist and mobile phones are used at astounding rates. 

For example, smartphones will be able to tell our emotions based on interactions and tone of voice, while wearable devices will help us track adherence to medical protocols and can measure sleep quality, heart rate and walking gait (which is related to schizophrenia).Highly-personalised treatments, thanks to mobile technological advances, are the future of mental healthcare.

Posted on October 27, 2015 .